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Pavise

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Pavise

Is snes03 pavise.png
Icon of the Pavise skill in Thracia 776.

Halve sword/lance/axe/beaststone/blight damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat)

Type(s)
  • Class (in Genealogy of the Holy War, The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates)
  • Personal (in Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn)
  • Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance)
  • Item (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  • Special (in Heroes)
Capacity

20

Game(s)
This article is about the skill known as Cancel in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. For the skill known as Cancel in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, see Cancel.

Pavise (Japanese: 大盾 Great Shield), previously known as Great Shield and Cancel, is a combat skill debuting in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In most appearances, when activated, it protects the user from a single attack by reducing or - prior to Awakening - completely nullifying the damage that would have been inflicted on them by that attack. The skill's activation rate has widely varied from game to game, as has its availability, but it is most commonly available to Generals and members of other advanced armored classes. Awakening and Fates have split its functionality in two and restrict Pavise to working only against physical attacks, while a new skill, Aegis, offers the same protection against magical and bow attacks; Echoes: Shadows of Valentia also splits its functionality with another skill, Earth's Kiss in this case, with Pavise reducing physical damage and Earth's Kiss applying to magical damage.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates, Pavise is a class skill belonging to Generals and similar classes, and in Path of Radiance, Cancel is the mastery skill of the Hawk laguz. In Radiant Dawn, Pavise is a personal skill which can be equipped to any unit, while in Shadows of Valentia, it is an item skill associated with the Duma's Shield and Sage's Shield.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- -
Thracia 776 Is snes03 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- --
The Sacred Stones -- It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Enemy's level)% -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn cancel.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, Blighted Claws and Blighted Talons. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Fates Is 3ds01 pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, monster attacks, and automaton attacks. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill shield.png It halves the damage dealt by physical strikes. Command
(Cost: 4 HP)
-- Requires 20 SP to learn.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Rarity req. Cooldown SP cost Notes
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Halves damage dealt by adjacent foes. 4★ 3 200 SP Cannot be inherited to ranged units.
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors -- May reduce damage dealt to user by swords, lances, and axes; chance increases with user's Luck. -- -- --

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a class skill) Hannibal
After promotion: Arden
Classes GeneralBaronEmperor

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Xavier
Classes Baron

The Sacred Stones

Units (As a class skill) After promotion: AmeliaGilliam
Classes General

Path of Radiance

Units (As a class skill) Tibarn
Classes (Occult) Hawk

Radiant Dawn

Units Tibarn
Items Pavise

Awakening

Units ArvisBlack KnightHardinHectorRaydrikZephiel
Classes General (Learned at Level 15)

Fates

Classes General (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Items Duma's ShieldSage's Shield

Heroes

Units Arden: Strong and ToughDraug: Gentle GiantHector: General of OstiaHinata: Wild SamuraiReinhardt: Thunder's Sword

Warriors

Learned Frederick (requires Frederick's Pebbles ×3)
Borrowed Requires ×1 each of Frederick's Essence and Frederick's Ribbon Tie

Trivia

  • Pavise has appeared in all eight games in the main Fire Emblem series to feature a defined skill system and, as the only defined skill to appear in The Sacred Stones that didn't debut in that game, is the only skill with this distinction.
  • In The Sacred Stones, Great Shield will never activate if the enemy is attacking with a poison weapon (Toxin Lance, Poison Sword). This was implemented to prevent special effects conflicts with the purple glow used by poisoned units and the yellow glow produced by Great Shield.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Great Shield
• Cancel
• Pavise
• This name is used only in The Sacred Stones.
• This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• A pavise is a long shield of Greco-Roman origin which covers the user's entire body. This name is used from Radiant Dawn onward.
English
(unofficial)
Big Shield Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation patch.
Japanese 大盾

翼の守護

• Great Shield. This name is used in all appearances except Path of Radiance. Referred to as PAVIS in its internal file name in Radiant Dawn.

• Romanized as WINGSHIELD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance; literally, "winged protection". This name is used only in Path of Radiance.

Spanish • Pavés
• Guardia
• Pavise
• Guard. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
French • Protection
• Négation
• Protection
• Negation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
German • Pavise
• Abbruch
• As above.
• Cancellation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
Italian • Ultradifesa
• Revoca
• Ultra-defense
• Revocation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
Skills in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Great ShieldPickPierceSilencerSlayerSummonSure Strike
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire ---
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp ---
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance ---
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissance
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker ---
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and RunHunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashLungeMistdancerOverrunPavisePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitShoveSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderSwapTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackVendettaWard ArrowWindsweepWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnathemaAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +1Bowrange +2Bowrange +3Dark SpikesDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerEscutcheonHoly VestmentsIce MirrorMiraclePaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueNoontimeRadiant AetherSol
Offensive skills AetherAstraBlack LunaBonfireChilling WindDraconic AuraDragon FangDragon GazeFire EmblemGlaciesGlimmerGlowing EmberIcebergIgnisLunaMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionVengeance
Staff specials Heavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds BalmWindfire Balm
Miscellaneous skills Galeforce
Crests in Warriors
Attack Crests Awaken CrestCombo CrestFang CrestFury CrestSerenity CrestSpecial CrestWar God Crest
Defense Crests Axe CrestBlade CrestBow CrestClaw CrestDragon CrestLance CrestMedicinal CrestPrayer CrestRelief CrestRemedy CrestTome Crest
Boost Crests Mastery CrestSanctuary CrestSkill CrestSurge CrestTalent Crest
Skills AegisAmaterasuArmored BlowAstraAwakeningCounterDef +10DracoshieldGaleforceHP +50Iote's ShieldLck +20LethalityLone WolfLunaLive to ServeMag +10ParagonPassResonating PowerPavisePaydayQuick WitRes +10Skl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance